A modern pocket garden was opened to the public and lit up by Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna at Manila City Hall, near the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila (DTCAM).
City Administrator Bernie Ang, Vice Mayor Yul Servo, City Engineer Armand Andres, City Architect Pepito Balmoris, City Electrician Randy Sadac, DTCAM Director Charlie Dungo, Councilor Numero Lim, and several others joined the Manila Mayor in inaugurating the pocket garden.
The mayor has initiated a project to improve the parks surrounding the Manila City Hall. The goal is to make these areas easily accessible to the public, including visitors and those conducting official business within the City Hall. It aligns with her vision of enhancing open spaces within the City Hall’s periphery to make the area more attractive and aligned with the city’s desired image.
The newly opened pocket garden boasts several features, including a grass ground cover/lawn and decorative landscaping plants with glass fiber-reinforced concrete pots. The garden also features an illuminated cascading water fountain, metal benches, and solar-powered pole luminaires.
Additionally, visitors will find Manila City Hall signage, a free-standing logo, and new enclosing steel gates and fences. The garden also includes glass railings for the deck and stainless-steel ramp railings, customized feature lanterns, and various luminaires for nighttime lighting.
There is also a water supply for irrigation, a cistern tank for construction, and a drainage system that includes area drains, swale drains, and trench drains with stainless steel covers. Finally, the garden features lighted step planting and walk-over luminaires.
Anyone can visit the garden, which is located at the corner of Taft Avenue and Natividad Lopez Street and the intersection of Antonio Villegas Street and Natividad Lopez Street.